interesting marriage capers
Victim: Sarah Padfield
Circumstance: Marrying with the wrong horses. Late snowdrops welcomed Sarah as she stepped out from the Church-in-the-Woods, a married woman. Sarah was leaving her home for the last time, and looked up gently to her new husband as he lifted her into the waiting carriage. But the horses would not be roused -they refused to pull away from the Church, a sinister omen indeed. And so it was that Sarah died aged 21 in the childbirth of her only child, a daughter a few months later.
Origin of this story: Conversation with the late Nora James (Dec 1994).